James Crichton


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Crichton, James

(krī`tən), 1560?–1583?, Scottish adventurer and scholar, called the Admirable Crichton. A graduate of the Univ. of St. Andrews, he spent some time in France, possibly in military service. By 1579 he was in Italy, where he attracted attention by his scholarly accomplishments and personal charm. Reputedly he spoke 12 languages and displayed amazing erudition and powers of memory in public disputations. He entered the service of a Mantuan nobleman as tutor to his son and was slain by his charge in a street brawl. His fame is due to the extravagant praise given him by Aldus Manutius (grandson of the famous printer of the same name) and by his 17th-century biographer, Sir Thomas Urquhart.
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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced that James Crichton, pictured right, has joined the company as regional director, Middle East.
"We are obviously delighted with these results and feel they are testament to the great efforts made by all our importers; they have put an enormous amount of time and commitment into promoting both our BMW and MINI brands," said BMW Middle East sales and marketing director James Crichton.
With Ben Smith adding 45 useful runs and teenage Kiwi James Crichton taking 5-55, Warrington declared on 212-7, then bowled out Sale for 148.
When they needed to score 74 they were indebted to James Crichton who found the boundary line on five occasions in carrying his bat for 38.
The show was kindly sponsored by Carrs Billington and was ably judged by James Crichton, Loughrigg Farm, Egremont who awarded prizes as follows: Suckled Bull Calf, born 2013, 1st - G & JC Watson, Orchard Farm with a British Blue sold for PS675.
James Crichton, Shawlands, Glasgow, said: "Surely questions have to be asked about why administrators Duff and Phelps are taking so long to sort out Rangers' mess?
James Crichton, regional director at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, explains the reasons why and how his brand is driving momentum in the super-luxury category of the region's automotive sector.
"Our key priorities will be to work closely with our regional dealer network to support their continued investment in the brand and to further Rolls-Royce's leading position as the pinnacle luxury automotive manufacturer in the Middle East," said James Crichton, Regional Director, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Several men were arrested including Henderson - after his servant and ploughman James Crichton, 44, accused him of the murder.
James Crichton, sales and marketing director, BMW Group Middle East, said: "The BMW 7 Series embodies all the qualities associated with premium vehicles such as power, performance and luxury, and is a class leader in emission reductions and automotive technologies.
The new BMW 7 Series represents the best of automotive engineering and technology," stated James Crichton, director sales & marketing, BMW Group Middle East.